Dementia research and treatment boosted as unique collaboration announced 6 July 2016Internationally renowned Professor Julian Hughes is announced as the first RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in a collaboration between The Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) and the University of Bristol.
Fracture mechanics expert appointed visiting professor 5 July 2016An industrial research engineer specialising in the practical application of fracture mechanics to safety-critical engineering structures has been appointed Visiting Professor in Integrity Management at the University of Bristol.
Can YOU predict activity from sensor data?5 July 2016A challenge has been launched for people to predict posture and movement within a smart home from video, accelerometer and environmental sensor data. The competition is part of the University of Bristol's SPHERE project, which is using a unique platform of sensors to quantify health-related behaviours over long periods and also to help older people in the future to live safely at home while maintaining their privacy and independence.
Lighting up for Bristol Pride 20164 July 2016Bristol Pride Day (Saturday 9 July), of which the University and the Students' Union are supporters, sees the launch of a new mobile app exploring Bristol’s LGBT+ past – and a special lighting-up of the Wills Memorial Building in rainbow colours during the festival.
Funding boost to help parents with disabilities1 July 2016A project led by the University of Bristol, which helps professionals better support parents with learning disabilities, will continue and expand thanks to funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Policy Press celebrates 20 years1 July 2016The Policy Press, an award-winning publisher based in the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary with a reception at Goldney Hall.
University of Bristol professor awarded physics medal1 July 2016The Institute of Physics (IOP) has awarded the Dirac medal to Professor Sandu Popescu for his contribution to quantum physics, recognising his work to further the understanding of quantum physics and his research into nonlocality.
Dementia researchers gather in Bristol to share findings with public30 June 2016Dementia experts in Bristol are holding a free public meeting on Monday 4 July to discuss the latest research findings and boost public understanding of the condition. The meeting will involve short talks from dementia experts from scientific, medical, technological and legal backgrounds, all of whom are working to improve the lives of people living with the condition.
Crystal movement under Mount St Helens may have indicated 1980 eruption was likely30 June 2016A study of how crystals moved in magma under the Mount St Helens volcano before the 1980 eruption may have signalled that an eruption was probable. Scientists say that similar measurements may indicate the possibility of eruption in some other, well-studied volcanoes, but caution that this is not a technique which could be applied to every volcano.
Looking at nature with an engineer’s eye29 June 2016Dr Rob Malkin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol has been awarded this year’s British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture 2016 for his work in bio-acoustic inspired technology.
Hospital-at-home is a safe alternative to hospital admission for elderly patients 29 June 2016When considering admitting patients over the age of 65 for acute hospital care, alternatives such as hospital at home, admission to a local community hospital or extended stays and treatment in A&E are a viable option say NIHR-funded researchers from the University of Bristol and the University for the West of England (UWE Bristol).
Early bird wings preserved in Burmese amber28 June 2016Two new specimens of tiny bird wings trapped in amber from rocks have been uncovered in China. The fossil wings seem to have come from baby birds that got trapped in the sticky sap of tropical trees 100 million years ago.
Winners of the 2016 Green Impact Awards announced24 June 2016The University of Bristol celebrated its latest environmental achievements at the 2016 Green Impact Awards ceremony on 23 June. Awards were given to both individuals and teams who have reduced their environmental impact or encouraged sustainable behaviours through practical projects and initiatives.
Statement: UK votes to leave the EU24 June 2016The University of Bristol recognises that leaving the European Union will create significant uncertainty for all UK universities, particularly around the mobility of staff and students, the funding of research and our international partnerships.
Rocket seeds boldly grow23 June 2016The countdown is over for staff at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden to find out which collection of seeds they have been growing spent time in space. As part of British astronaut Tim Peake's mission, two kilograms of rocket (Eruca sativa) seeds were sent to the International Space Station last year and were returned to Earth in March after six months on board.
University to take part in Bristol Grand Prix cycle road race17 June 2016A team of cyclists from the University of Bristol will be pushing themselves to the limit tomorrow [18 June] when they compete in the Bristol Grand Prix - a day of events and road races held in the city centre to inspire people of all ages and abilities to cycle.
When Britain was fringed by tropical seas15 June 2016A team from the University of Bristol has shed new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding Britain at the start of the age of the dinosaurs.
New generation of high-efficiency solar thermal absorbers developed15 June 2016Researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter are one step closer to developing a new generation of low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. The structure is one of the world's first examples of a tri-layer metasurface absorber using a carbon interlayer.
Giant Himalayan lilies reach for the sky15 June 2016After 12 years of waiting, eight giant Himalayan lilies, Cardiocrinum giganteum, are in full bloom at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. The horticulturists' hard work has been rewarded with the appearance of between five to seven flowers on the eight plants.
Interpreting racist internet memes14 June 2016Real-life experiences of racism have a significant impact on the way black and minority ethnic people view the online world, a University of Bristol study has found.